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How to Restore Classic Address Bar in Firefox v75 (Revamp Awesomebar)

Posted on the 08 April 2020 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

Mozilla recently rolled out Firefox v75 with lots of useful features and one out of them is Awesomebar. In this blog post, learn everything you need to know about it.

Starting with Firefox v75, the company replaces the classic Address bar with revamped improved address bar a.k.a Firefox Awesomebar. It features shorter URLs, larger fonts and do not include https:// and www in the address bar.

When you click in the address bar it also shows you top website or the one’s which you visit frequently. Apart from this, when you use address bar to make search, it highlights popular keywords. You can check following screenshot for idea:

How to Restore Classic Address bar in Firefox v75

To Disable New Address bar (New Awesomebar) in Firefox 75

Some users are not a fan of new Awesome bar in Firefox and would like to restore the classic address bar, then here’s how to undo it.

Launch Firefox browser on your computer.

In the New Tab Page address bar, type  about:config 

In Firefox Preferences page, you need to click on the Accept the Risk and Continue button.

Here in the search box, you need to type or copy-paste this line browser.urlbar.update1.

When same value appears in the search result, you need to change it value from True to False, means enable to disable. For that, click on the Toggle (double arrow) button on the right side.

How to Restore Classic Address bar in Firefox v75 (Revamp Awesomebar)

After making the changes, the Value should look above screenshot.

Following the same procedure, you need to look for this valuebrowser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus, and set it to false

How to Restore Classic Address bar in Firefox v75 (Revamp Awesomebar)

After making above changes, you need to restart your Firefox browser to apply the changes.

You can check following video for step by step instructions:

Doing this will disable Revamped Awesomebar and Restore Classic Address bar in Firefox, it means you will no longer see top sites suggestions.


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